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Cr​è​me De Menthe (Feb 2024)

by Mint Biscuit

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1.
North-Easter 03:44
North-Easter You know the North-Easter brings the snow Pack up your bags and go, go go go You gotta fly, as far away as you can It makes a meal of a hungry man Take your belongings and your wife and kids by your side Make sure they're buckled up for the ride Get out of here, fortune never favoured the brave Or you'll be spinning in an early grave Summer's gone, dwindled into the past Those autumn memories couldn't last And just when you were searching For the welcome of a better day North-Easter gonna blow you away Get out of bed, and get yourself on the run You can't shoot a hurricane with a gun Load up your truck, put your pedal to the floor North-Easter doesn't want you here no more And just when you were searching For the welcome of a better day North-Easter gonna blow you away And just when you were searching For the welcome of a better day North-Easter gonna blow you away And just when you were searching For the welcome of a better day North-Easter gonna blow you away
2.
Atlantic Highway Blues Gonna surf til the day is through Gonna drive til my hands turn blue I’m gonna set sail for a course so true On the Atlantic Highway with you Gonna eat sausages and beans out the can Coz you know I’m a born again man And I’m gonna run as fast as I can Way down the Atlantic Highway Gonna surf til the day is through Gonna drive til my hands turn blue Gonna set sail for a course so true On the Atlantic Highway with you I'm gonna run across the sands to the shore Til the salt makes my eyes go sore And I’m never gonna work no more Gonna surf til the day is through Gonna drive til my hands turn blue Gonna set sail for a course so true On the Atlantic Highway with you Gonna eat chicken and chips in the bus Coz you know I don't like no fuss And it'll be just the two of us Way down the Atlantic Highway with you Gonna run across the sands to the shore Til the salt makes my eyes go sore And I’m never gonna work no more Never never gonna work no more No I'm never gonna work no more On the Atlantic Highway with you On the Atlantic Highway with you On the Atlantic Highway with you Way down the Atlantic Highway
3.
Stiffneck Blues Watch my daddy in bed a-dyin' Watch his hair baby turning grey He's been working and slaving his life away, away He's been working and slaving his life away His legs don't fit in his trousers His feet don't fit in his shoes Yeah he's got the stiffneck blues The stiffneck blues The stiffneck blues He's got the stiffneck blues Yeah The stiffneck blues The stiffneck blues Man and boy, we learn together We are cut from the same cloth too Yeah we've got the, the stiffneck blues Well no-one asks to live forever But just another day will do When you've got the stiffneck blues Yeah he's paid his dues He's got no more to lose It's not the way that anyone would choose He's got the stiffneck blues The stiffneck blues He built his house upon the rocks Now he can't put on his socks My old man He's got the stiffneck blues He's fighting to stay alive Stiffneck blues yeah right down inside My old man He's got no more to lose My old man He's got the stiffneck blues He's got the stiffneck blues The stiffneck blues
4.
Coated In Mud You throw the mud It's the mud that sticks You got enough mud for a wall of bricks Well I'm sick of you and all your tricks You're an evil man You're an evil man You're an evil man Draw a line in the sand Well sticks and stones May break my bones But your mud will never hurt me And if I was asked to put it into words Well words desert me Well words desert me You cannot hurt me Aaahh As you prepare With your gun in the air To fire off another salvo of abuse There's a hole in your bucket of hate You're leaking like a weak excuse Like a weak excuse Oh what's the use Oh what's the use Oh what's the use Oh what's the use Aaahh Well everybody knows all you want is a war Yeah everybody knows who you're fighting for You're aiming your bombs at a distant shore And your guns at the guy next door At the guy next door Aaahh Aaahh Aaahh Aaahh Well sticks and stones May break my bones But your mud will never hurt me And if I was asked to put it into words You cannot hurt me
5.
Morning Song 03:07
Morning Song You know the reason babe why I love you Because you make all my dreams come true If I'm with you I know things can't go wrong See you in the morning with my morning song You know the reason babe why I love you You make me happy when I'm feeling blue With you I know that I will always belong See you in the morning with my morning song See you in the morning with my morning song When I get down and I feel so sad All the things I hear well they drive me mad You sit beside me and you hold my hand I feel like the luckiest guy in the land You know the reason babe why I love you You whisper softly all those words so true I've always known that you're my only one See you in the morning with my morning song See you in the morning with my morning song See you in the morning with my morning song You know the reason babe why I love you Because you make all my dreams come true If I'm with you I know things can't go wrong See you in the morning with my morning song
6.
Slide In Baby Slide in baby, and settle down We've been running all over town Ain't no point in just fooling around Gotta get married someday Gotta get married someday Gotta get married someday Now let's just hit the hay Slide in baby, and don't you cry All the neighbours will wonder why I'm gonna love you until we die Gonna get married someday Take the time to see what we've got Take a drink, yeah that hits the spot Take me on, ready or not We're gonna get married someday Slide in baby, and settle down We've been running, yeah, all over the town Ain't no point in just fooling around We've gotta get married someday We've gotta get married someday
7.
Gathering Flowers I’m gathering flowers to help me get by One more for the river, one more for the sky I’m gathering flowers to help me get high You’d better believe that it keeps me alive I’m gathering flowers for the one Worshipping flowers under the Sun I’m gathering up in a state of joy Gathering flowers for a girl and a boy I’m gathering flowers, I’ll tell you why I do it to cherish the ones who have died I’m gathering flowers, wrong or right See how the flower catches the light I’m gathering flowers, up at the dawn Gathering flowers out on the lawn Gathering flowers for the ones who are born And for the ones whose hearts get torn I’m gathering flowers I’m gathering flowers I’m gathering flowers I’m gathering flowers I’m gathering flowers to help me get by One more for the river, one more for the sky I’m gathering flowers to help me get high You’d better believe that it keeps me alive I’m gathering flowers for the one Worshipping flowers under the Sun I’m gathering up in a state of joy Gathering flowers for a girl and a boy I’m gathering flowers I’m gathering flowers I’m gathering flowers I’m gathering flowers I’m gathering flowers for the grave Sprinkle them on the mistakes we made Gathering flowers for the feast Gathering West and gathering East I’m gathering flowers, for you my dear Gathering flowers to draw you near Gathering flowers for our love Gathering for the Lord above I’m gathering flowers I’m gathering flowers I’m gathering flowers I’m gathering flowers
8.
Washover 04:39
Washover The temperature’s dropped, noise stopped, barometer’s fallen Sunrays poke their own way through the gloom The wilderness and the emptiness are calling You’ll never get out, if you don’t get out there soon And round this time of year, you gain a primal yearning And it burns just like the fires upon the fell The colours of your youth they are returning Wash over the gates of God with the flames of Hell And who’s to say, you’ll end up backwards For you the current flows far too strong You’ve never lacked in passion, you’ve never lacked lust Who’s to tell you that that sort of thing is wrong? So watch over me tonight and I just might Washover you So watch over me tonight and I just might Do anything you do Anything you do Do anything you do Do anything you do Anything you do Round this time of year, you begin to get crestfallen And you say there’s just so much you have to do And ain't it easy to get down when things get boring But then you work out exactly what is true to you So watch over me tonight and I just might Washover you Washover you So watch over me tonight and I just might Do anything you do Anything you wanna do Anything… Washover you Washover you Round this time of year Yeah, round this time of year Round this time of year
9.
Summer Song 04:13
Summer Song In a momentary lapse of reason You changed the weather, changed the season You sang out clear, it won’t be long Until we hear our summer song Past winter’s ruin we sailed our boats on Until we reached tall reeds on the seashore We knew our fear here did not belong We sang out clear our summer song Aaah Aaah And now we swim soft shades of shadow The victim’s quote we shall not remember The ships we sail will carry us on We sing out clear our summer song We sing out clear our summer song We sing out clear our summer song
10.
Annabelle's Driving Song Aaah, aaah, aaah For a hundred miles ahead there's a desert track There's no turning off and there's no turning back Annabelle, you're coming along We're singing your driving song Got your hands on the wheel and the wind in your hair Where do you think you're going, do you even care? Annabelle, been driving so long We're singing your driving song We're on Safari with you We're on Safari with you We're on Safari with you Annabelle There's a rhino in the road and his face is a sight The zebra's not crossing but the tigers might Annabelle, Annabelle The snakes in the trees and the monkeys too There's more animals than a day at the zoo Annabelle, Annabelle We're on Safari with you For a hundred miles ahead there's a desert track There's no turning off and there's no turning back Annabelle, you're coming along We're singing your driving song We're on Safari with you We're on Safari with you We're on Safari with you We're on Safari with you We're on Safari with you We're on Safari with you Annabelle, Annabelle Annabelle, Annabelle Got your hands on the wheel and the wind in your hair Where do you think you're going, do you even care? Annabelle, been driving so long Driving so long
11.
Once There Was A Sweet Way Once there was a way to get back home I didn’t know then, and I still don’t know Once there was a way to get myself free Don’t you know your freedom lies with me? Don’t you know your freedom lies with me? Once there was a way to be on my own I didn’t like it then, and I still don’t now Once there was a way that I could be free But don’t you know honestly that could never be? Don’t you know that honestly that could never be? Don't you know, really, that could never be? Once there was a way to get back home I didn’t know then, and I still don’t know I looked to the north and I looked to the south Couldn’t get home to Cockermouth Couldn’t get back home to Cockermouth Well I travelled within and I travelled without Only to find out what I found out You may come from the north, you may come from the south But when you find the way, the way finds you out If you’ve found the way my friend, you’d better watch out Coz if you've found the way, the way finds you out Once there was a way to get back home I looked and I found, and now I know Cause home is a place where you stick around Home is a place where your love is found Freedom and love, by sticking around Freedom and love, by sticking around
12.
Cry, Cry, Cry Said I'm gonna cry, cry, cry, cry If my baby don't come back to me soon Here I lie, lie, lie, lie By the light of the pale white moon All the people pass me by They can't see the tears in my eye And I'm wondering why, oh why Does my baby not return? Said I'm gonna cry, cry, cry, cry If my baby don't come back to me soon Here I lie, lie, lie, lie By the light of the pale white moon All the tears I cry They are falling now from my eye And I'm wondering why, oh why Does my baby not return? Said I'm gonna cry, cry, cry, cry If my baby don't come back to me soon Here I lie, lie, lie, lie By the light of the pale white moon All the tears I cry They are falling now from my eye And I'm wondering why, oh why Does my baby not return? She's only gone an hour ago, Richie She's headed out to the shops She's gone to get a packet of crisps And a bottle of pop! I'm gonna cry, cry, cry, cry All the tears gonna fall from my eyes And I'm gonna wonder why, oh why Will my baby come back to me soon?
13.
Well Dig It 04:35
Well Dig It Well, dig it baby You know you drive me crazy C’mon and meet me lately By the lido Well, shift it baby You look so sexy lady C’mon and drip drip down In your swimming clothes You know you wanna throw that world shape You know you wanna crush that red grape You know you want to wrap me up in sticky tape And send me packing through the mail now Well, hit it baby Three strikes and you’re out, baby Well hit it, baby I see you walking Where the players go Well, don’t you quit it, baby First time’s a hit, baby You’ll end up losing What you came for Go dig that well, baby I hear it's hot in hell, baby You might as well C'mon and give me that hard sell Well dig it, baby Get out your shovel, baby Did the earth move for you? Well dig it, baby Let me help you out, baby Til the water flows just for you You know you wanna throw that world shape You know you wanna crush that red grape You know you want to wrap me up in sticky tape And get me sticking to your nail now Go dig that well, baby I hear it's hot in hell, baby You might as well C'mon and give me that hard sell Go dig that well, baby I hear it's hot in hell, baby You might as well C'mon and give me that hard sell You know you wanna throw that world shape You wanna crush that red grape You wanna wrap me up in sticky tape Alright! Get out your shovel, baby I'm asking you Did the earth move for you? Well dig it, baby Let me help you out, baby Til the water flows just for you Woo! Yeah!
14.
Laces Of Your Shoe You know you're fooling with me baby You know you never will I know you'll stay true to me baby You'd never wish me ill I know that life is short baby You're gonna spend it with me Make sure your apples baby Don't fall too far from the tree Take care of me honey Keep me under your arm That way, my little bunny I can't come to no harm And I'll be true to you I'll take care of you too And tie the laces of your shoe You know that this is our home And this is where we stay I know you'll always return to me baby When you've been away When you go out at night Drinking with the girls You take my loving arms with you You are the joy of my world And I'll be true to you I'll take care of you too And tie the laces of your shoe No need to argue No fuss nor fight I know when it comes to you baby You're always right No need to worry baby We can't be wrong I know that here with you Is where I belong You make me twist and shout baby You make me scratch that itch You make me grateful to be Rach and Rich You are my loving spoonful You are my queen of hearts You were the one for me, babe Right from the start Oh yeah And I'll be true to you I'll take care of you too And tie the laces of your shoe Oh yeah We ain't going anywhere You and me, babe I know that life is short baby You're gonna spend it with me Make sure your apples baby Don't fall too far from the tree Take care of me honey Keep me under your arm That way, my little bunny I can't come to no harm And I'll be true to you I'll take care of you too And tie the laces of your shoe Of your shoe Of your shoe Your shoe
15.
A Country Jaunt Ok Right on Give it to me One more time Said we're going up the country Gonna have ourselves a time I said now you got yours and I got mine We're going up the country On a country jaunt We're gonna find ourselves A jaunty count We're gonna find ourselves A country gent Maybe from the County of Kent We're going up the country Go relax and unwind Gonna find A better state of mind We're going up the country Go relax and unwind Gonna find ourselves A better state of mind We're going up the country We gotta get away Maybe tomorrow Or maybe just today Said we're going up the country Gonna have ourselves a time I said now you got yours and I got mine We're going up the country We gotta get away Maybe tomorrow Or maybe just today
16.
Laguna Bugera Moving... Out into the country for a hoedown, yeah Grooving... Up into the alley for a showdown Losing... Out of my mind 'til I feel the comedown Proving... All the doubters wrong when we get down Using... All the different notes I know in my sound Choosing... All the right words to tell my tale now We're going up the Laguna Baby I think that you should come too Tasting... All the different colours in the rainbow, yeah Feeling... Sorry for myself because you say so We're going up the Laguna We're going to see what we can find We're going up the Laguna Baby you should come and lose your mind Aaah aaah Aaah aaah Feeling... Sorry for myself because you say so, yeah Tasting... All the different colours in the rainbow Using... All the different notes I know in my sound Choosing... All the right words to tell my tale now Proving... All the doubters wrong when we get down Losing...Out of my mind 'til I feel the comedown Confusing... Where do you think you're going after sundown? We're going up the Laguna Baby I think that you should come too
17.
Nightshades 04:25
Nightshades From about quarter to one Until the early morn Dogs are barking Right down the street The winter wind so warm Brings a feeling forlorn I lie back My work complete Pull the nightshade down Block out the noise of the town The only sound is your breathing So sweet Sweat moistens up my toes Spiders crawl across my nose The clock is ticking Its steady beat The radio on low Well there's no place to go I might as well Admit defeat Pull the nightshade down Block out the fear of the town The only reason to worry now Is the rain Well it's at moments like this That you contemplate your life Did you make the right choices Did you marry the right wife? If you spend too long You can worry yourself wrong But I think, man, you're doing okay You're doing okay
18.
Jackals 03:39
Jackals When the day comes, the morning lies deep In the morning, I wake from my sleep Come the afternoon, the sun will not shine Until I hear you say that you’re mine When the lovers who hide by my wall Decide that the lightning should fall And the jackals that prowl round my door Remember they’ve been here before And the elegant clocktower chime Reminds me to set back the time, again Reminds me to set back the time Again But the evening lies empty, my friend And I’m wondering just where to begin And what kind of well I fell in Til the remnants of what went before Well they break down a hole in the floor And I know that it’s you I adore And I know that it’s you I adore And I know that it’s you I adore Again, again, again
19.
Uncle RicRic's Blues (For Sprouty) Said I was born in South Glamorgan In the year 1981 Well yes I was born in South Glamorgan Way back in the year 1981 Well I crawled out of the hospital And went out looking for some fun Well we moved to Welsh St Donats In the year 1986 Oh yeah we moved to Welsh St Donats Back in the year 1986 Well there wasn't much to look at But a house made of yellow bricks No there wasn't much to look at But a muddy house made of yellow bricks Well I went up to school at Monmouth In the year 1992 Oh yeah I went up to school at Monmouth In the year 1992 Well I put my suit and tie on And I grabbed my calculator too That's right, gonna go and do some Maths, baby! Alright When I went to the University In the year 1999 Oh I went up to University In the year 1999 Well I packed my amp and my guitar And I set off for a real good time Oh yes I did, I wanted a good time baby When I married my little sweetheart And I moved up here to Cockermouth Well I married my little sweetheart And I moved up North to Cockermouth Everybody said "boy are you crazy" "Man, you should've stayed back down in the South" Well I didn't know what they were talking about, look out now C'mon baby Oh yeah Woo! C'mon That's right Bring it back now Now I've got my home and family And another little nephew on the way Now I've got my home and family And another little nephew on the way Well for that I should be thankful So I pray five times a day Yes I do, alright now Goodbye
20.
If I Was A Lonely Goatherd Well I’m not a lonely goatherd, And I’m not the president I don’t have a million dollars, I’m not counting my last cent I’m not driving in a Cadillac, Or shoveling cement I’m not sitting in a mansion, Or in a refugee tent Yeah I just play the guitar, and my baby pays the rent Well, Obama’s in the Whitehouse, but Trump is at the door Kim Jong Un and Vladimir want to start the next World War Bojo and the Tories, yeah we’ve seen it all before Yeah and no-one really knows what the Europeans are for But it’s a fine fine day, to start all over again There won’t be a better day, to start all over again And if I believed in Santa, I’d grab a pen and write Bring peace to all the Syrians, and stop the endless fight Bring joy to all the children who cry throughout the night They deserve to live in happiness, they deserve a better life And it’s a fine fine day, to start all over again There’ll never be a better day to start all over again Well if we can’t learn to put all our jealousies aside To put our faith in Jesus, and go along for the ride To learn to love each other and for what we have inside To work out how best to live, before we all must die We won’t get a better day, to start all over again No we’ll never see a better day, to start all over again No we’ll never see a better day, to start all over again
21.
Tequila Pina Sunrise Well I'm stuck on a pineapple plantation It's the failure of the nation My friend's growing chicken And all he needs is drugs I could be up all night I got nothing to hide I say thank you To the Lord above The syndicate owns the farm Their job is to keep me warm They're the ones who didn't fail their Maths exam I'm working down on my knees Ask the Lord help me please Coz pineapple, ma'am Goes just lovely with ham I got rings around my eyes My Tequila Pina Sunrise I'm the author of My own demise I ask the Lord to take me away He tells me that I'm here all day Oh, and Richie Don't skimp on those fries!
22.
Somebody, Somewhere Well we had a little fun and now here we are You're slamming the door of my little old car You said you never really meant to go this far Well that's just fine See you're giving me the blues and you don't look back At the smoke that's rising from my chimney stack And you know how to use and you know how to act Well not this time Too bad that we used to say that we were in love Too bad that we really never took the time I'm sure you'll be alright when you head off down the road again Don't pay me no mind I'm sure that somebody somewhere wants your love I'm sure that somebody somewhere wants your mind Too bad that you're too scared to go out and give it You're not having mine I'm sure that somebody somewhere wants your heart I'm sure somebody somewhere wants your mind Too bad that you're just too scared to come out and admit it You wasted my time Woah
23.
Great Expectations Said I was trapped by my education I was ensnared by your love I was haunted by the memory of my mother crying out And I swore it wouldn’t happen again I was headhunted by the armed forces And exploited by the powers that be Everyone wanted a piece of my pie They were all out to take advantage of me I was bound by expectation And I was crushed by the words of a friend I was chained to my bed by a glandular disease And I swore it wouldn’t happen again I had all the potential of the next big thing But I was easily and horribly led I never could make up my goddamn mind And I never could get out of bed I was caught in a dream of stardom And held down by depression and greed I was lost in a whirl of information and girls And I had all that a boy could need I spent my life in sin and misery At the house of Trevelyan I never could see the distinction between Beating yourself up, and having fun Said I was trapped by my education I was ensnared by your love I was haunted by the memory of my mother crying out And I swore it wouldn’t happen again
24.
Some People, Eh Some people blame me for the Internet Some people blame me for the War Some people seem to think that I'm responsible For the way things ain't just like they were before Some people think I should be sorry Some people think I should be dead Some people think that maybe I should go and get some help With all the voices in my head I've given up going out to work I've given up driving in my car I just don't know what I can do Except keep on strumming on my guitar I've given up going out to work I've given up driving in my car I just don't know what I can do... Some people think it's all my fault That England didn't win the World Cup Some people say that I'm a hypocrite And I should just go and help my wife tidy up Some people hate me coz I'm rich Others seem to hate me because I'm poor Some people think I'm directly responsible For the fact things just ain't like they were before Some people hate me coz I'm Welsh Or for where I grew up or went to school Some people seem to think that I'm a thief And that I'm breaking some kind of rule I've given up going out to work Well I've given up driving in my car I just don't know what I can do Except keep on, on strumming on my guitar I've given up going out to work And I've given up driving in my car I just don't know what I can do Except keep on strumming on my guitar
25.
Leap Of Faith Na na na na na Na na na na na Na na na na na You know you’ve been under too long You know you’ve been under too long You know you’ve been under too long So what you gonna do about it? What you gonna do? Take a leap of faith. You said, you wanted to make a difference You said, that things would have to change Look out, cause all you have are memories You’ve gotta write another page Take a leap of faith You’ve carried your burden too long You’ve carried your burden too long You’ve carried your burden too long Now what you gonna do about it? You’ve carried your burden too long You’ve carried your burden too long You’ve carried your burden too long Now what you gonna do about it? What you gonna do? Take a leap of faith. You said, the world was meant for dreamers You said, it was time to take the stage Look out, your life has come between us You’ve gotta write another page Take a leap of faith. Na na na na na Na na na na na Na na na na na Na na na nana na Take a leap of faith. Take a leap of faith Take a leap of faith! Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah Na na na na na Na na na na na Na na na na na Na na nana na.
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Spent Some Time Spent some time in a lonely place Spent some time missing your face And I know that you must be somewhere That I would go, alone with you Spent some time in a lonely place Searched for hours without a trace Tried to find a way to let you know That I’d come home, to be with you Yes to be with you And now it seems so clear I’ll never find you here And I don’t know just what I’m gonna do Without you to hold me near Spent some time in a lonely place Just got caught up in the race And when I turned around, all I found All I knew, had disappeared Had disappeared And now it seems so clear I’ll never find you here And I don’t know just what I’m gonna do Without you to hold me near To hold me near
27.
River Carry You You say that it’s serious You want to live in a bigger house with a bigger garden And more room for all your stuff And a fully tiled ensuite You say you need to move on from here You got sick of this street years ago And all the cars, and all the passing feet You say the neighbours don’t like you any more You say they talk about you in the dark And as you hide beneath the sheets You wish for an exit from it all You wish that that rain would never fall Yet you wish the river would carry you to the sea You say the people get you down You say their words are mean And their faces, and all their screaming kids You say you’re sick of all the dogs Doing their business on the street And all the banging dustbin lids You wish for an exit from it all You wish that that rain would never fall Yet you wish that river would carry you, to the sea Well I’ve got news for you my friend You’ve gotta get up from your bed Walk right down the street, and over that bridge You’ll never get away, so why not today You’ve gotta make it at least as far as the park Make it safely across that bridge Don’t let the river carry you to the sea Don’t let that river carry you to the sea
28.
Ned's Blues 02:13
Ned's Blues Pick your battles, son Pick the ones you should have won If you wanna go hide in the shed Why don't you do that instead Don't bang your head against the wall Lift up your chin and man stand tall Always be the better man Let your mother make the plans Life is hard, but death is worse Always get your aggression in first Only take what you really need Make sure to come from depth at speed Tackle low and you won't get hurt Sew the buttons on the shirt Let the weight of the axe do the work And never trust a rotten Turk Look after your lady wife Make sure to love her all your life Take care of your little bro You know that he looks up to you so Drive carefully in your car A German one will take you far Look after your lady wife Make sure to love her all your life Don't believe everything in those books you read You only get one shot and then you're dead And that's what he said
29.
Dubrovnik Rooves You know we've found the most fantabulous place A state of mind, a state of wonderful grace And now you can't keep the smile off my face I think I'm beginning to belong You know the days of running scared are done You see me waking with the morning sun We may be old but we can still have some fun And sing our getting older song You love it, you hate it You want to recreate it And that's a line that I've been told You choose it, you lose it Best take the chance to use it And that's another one that I've been sold You shake it, you make it Whatever you do don't break it A beating heart cannot grow cold You know it, you show it Don't you go out and blow it And now if I may be so bold... You know we've found the most beautiful space A state of mind, a state of wonderful grace And now you can't keep the smile off my face I think I'm beginning to belong
30.
Here's Another Thing You offered me everything You looked into my eyes You allowed me the chance to sing You took me by surprise You loved me for who I am A genius maybe, but flawed You had one hand for the tiller, man And one for the Lord You put up with my weaknesses You didn't stand for my lies Your loving arms were my buttresses As we reached up under cathedral skies And now look where we are So near and so far You gotta love who you are You didn't follow my lead You knew what it was all about Yeah I just wanted to bleed To scream and shout What's that all about You should have kicked me out You didn't ask me for much I gave you everything that I had Until I had nothing left at all And it drove me mad And now our love is in bloom As fresh as it was before The happiness fills the room We're not keeping score any more And here's another thing I hope we both recognise You can't be a bird that sings If you're reliant on a network of spies And another thing You've maybe heard it before I love the ground that you walk upon Yeah the dirty floor You offered me everything You looked into my eyes You allowed me the chance to sing You took me by surprise You loved me for who I am A genius maybe, but flawed I wanted to be adored I wanted to be adored I wanted to be adored, oh oh And now our love is in bloom As fresh as it was before The happiness fills the room We're not keeping score any more And here's another thing I hope we both recognise You can't be a bird that sings If you're reliant on a network of spies You offered me everything You looked into my eyes You allowed me the chance to sing You took me by surprise You put up with my weaknesses You didn't stand for my lies Your loving arms were my buttresses As we reached up under cathedral skies And now look where we are So near and so far You gotta love who you are You gotta love who you are
31.
The Gardener 04:23
The Gardener The gardener goes to work He does it every day The gardener mixes compost And the farmer makes the hay The gardener gets his fork His spade and trowel and hoe There's never any love lost Between the gardener and the mole The gardener cuts the grass And pulls up all the weeds He has to bend his back right down To sprinkle all the seeds Go gardener Tend your plot Go gardener The gardener feeds the birds With peanuts and sunflowers He checks the sky above him For signs of April showers The gardener gets the hose And aims right for the stem Tries not to catch his shirt The thorns will tear the hem Go gardener Tend your plot Go gardener The weather's getting hot The gardener goes to work He does it every day The gardener mixes compost And the farmer makes the hay He makes the hay He makes the hay The farmer makes the hay The farmer makes the hay Makes the hay
32.
Arthur, It Is! Over the road There hopped a toad The wrinkles on his back were all Grey, green and gold Over the hill He stands there still The mission of his journey was Meant to do me ill Arthur was his name Poison was his game The venom he delivered Burnt like a flickering flame Arthur was his name Poison was his game The venom he delivered Burnt like a flickering flame Arthur was his name Poison was his game The venom he delivered Burnt like a flickering flame Over the road There hopped a toad The wrinkles on his back were all Grey, green and gold Over the field Arthur would not yield The wickedness of his purpose was Still to be revealed Arthur was his name Poison was his game The venom he delivered Burnt like a flickering flame Go away, Arthur! Be gone! Hop off, Arthur! Go away! That's the last I want to see of you, Arthur You poisonous toad Yeah, goodbye, Arthur!
33.
Moebius Strip Moebius Strip goes round and round Where is the end? It cannot be found The bottom rests upon the ground And the other half it does confound It's got its place in three dimensional space And to the end we all must race It ties a knot but it's not got no face Moebius Strip, you're a big disgrace Moebius Strip Moebius Strip Are you newly hip? To the Moebius Strip Well Escher did try and Da Vinci too To draw in ways that would confuse you To trick your eye and to peck your head Well what a surprise they both ended up dead Follow your heart to the Moebius start You'll never return to where you began A man never steps in the same river twice And a river never twice washes the same man Moebius Strip Moebius Strip Are you newly hip? To the Moebius Strip You'd better go and put some clothes on then Moebius Strip Moebius Strip It's like Huw Edwards's curly lip Moebius Strip Moebius Strip It's like a tub of garlic dip It's like your cat when he goes for a kip It's like the Enterprise space-time rip It's the Moebius Strip Moebius Strip goes round and round Where is the end? It cannot be found The bottom rests upon the ground Ain't nothing like the Moebius Strip
34.
Round The Twist Lift up your eyes, the dawn surprise You chase the sun through perfect skies To fall into a dream Who can tell you what it means? Who can tell you what it means? Your life is never what it seems In darkest woods the thrill’s still there You run and shout without a care You call it make believe No-one is seeing what you see You lie so perfectly You lie so perfectly Hey! Do you notice? Can you hear this? Are you going round the twist? Or is there something you have missed? Hey! Do you notice? Can you hear this? Are you going round the twist? Or is there something you have missed? You throw the book, you raise the blade You look towards your masquerade And all the mess you made Towards the sin that you purveyed Oh if only you’d behaved Hey! Do you notice? Can you hear this? Are you going round the twist? Or is there something else you've missed?
35.
When The Floodgates Open When the floodgates open And the water comes pouring through And panic descends upon the town Get your boots on There's work to be done But be careful, best not to drown The walls are overwhelmed And the bridges are dammed And traffic cannot get through When the floodgates open There will be no more dry land And the lambs are in trouble, too Way ahead a helicopter circles and weaves And the rescue boats bob up and down When the floodgates open And the water comes pouring through Panic descends upon the town The walls are overwhelmed And the bridges are dammed And traffic cannot get through When the floodgates open And the water comes pouring through Panic descends upon the town (and the lambs are in trouble, too) When the floodgates open There will be no more dry land And panic descends upon the town Get your boots on There's work to be done But be careful, not to drown
36.
No Blankets Required Baby, you said your feet were getting cold She said, well don't go paddling in the river You'll never make your fortune panning for gold Rock solid love is what I deliver She said, it's not like you to be so bold Your little heart is all of a quiver I'm gonna make your blankets unfold I'm gonna make you shake and shiver No blankets required No blankets required We don’t need them this time, babe we’ll be fine I threw them all in the fire She said, if our fire burns out of control Will you go and fetch a pail of water? You're looking at me like a demon of old You're making me feel like the devil's daughter I said, I don't know what you've been told But I heard that you were just digging for treasure My heart's running hot, but my feet are still cold Don't you know that diamonds are forever? No blankets required No blankets required We don’t need them this time, babe we’ll be fine I threw them all in the fire She said Alright now Now our fire has run out of coal We knew it wouldn't burn forever She had a perfect body but a wicked soul My number one true little larrikin lover And now I'm never gonna see her again Not if I'm careful, not if I'm clever You spend a lifetime walking in the sunshine You gotta stop and wash your feet in the river No blankets required No blankets required We don’t need them this time, babe we’ll be fine I threw them all in the fire And now the flames will burn higher

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La Crème de Menthe - the complete Mint Biscuit!

36 vocal tracks. All songs written by Mint Biscuit over the last five years or more. This makes for a listen of 2½ hours! So please, settle down and make yourselves comfortable!

Taken from albums Leap Of Faith, A Trip Outside, When The Floodgates Open, and Magic Theatre.

Since uploading to Spotify, I have written two new songs, The Gardener, and Laces Of Your Shoe, the first of these appears on the double CD, the second is online-only for the time being.

All vocal tracks, none of those pesky instrumentals! All lyrics published alongside, so you can sing along!

The running order, whilst strictly alphabetical on the CD, has been chosen in order to highlight the very best Mint Biscuit hits in the first half, and leave some of the under-rated gems until the end. I hope this is to your satisfaction, listeners!

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released February 20, 2024

All words and music by Mint Biscuit (Richard Thomas).
Except "No Blankets Required", guitars, bass and drums performed by Billy Schaefer.
Published by Mint Biscuit Sounds.

Total running time: 2:29:48

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